Bain & Company Inc

APAC Accounting Manager

Job Location India-Gurgaon
Job ID
2021-5497
Posted Date
6/9/2021
Category
Finance
Type
Regular Full-Time

Company Overview

Bain & Company is the management consulting firm that the world’s business leaders come to when they want results. Bain advises clients on strategy, operations, information technology, organization, private equity, digital transformation and strategy, and mergers and acquisition, developing practical insights that clients act on and transferring skills that make change stick. The firm aligns its incentives with clients by linking its fees to their results. Bain clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. Founded in 1973, Bain has 58 offices in 37 countries, and its deep expertise and client roster cross every industry and economic sector.

 

Position Summary

The APAC Accounting Manager leads a large, diverse, and international team focused on accounting for and reporting on transactions for Bain’s Asia Pacific region.

 

The role is detailed, organizational, and innovative:

  • Detailed: Ensuring that transactions are booked accurately and within the tight corporate deadlines
  • Organizational: Ensuring that the team and their underlying work support is optimized to cover all APAC offices
  • Operational: leading the accounting operations in New Delhi to drive efficiency and effectiveness across the organization
  • Innovative: Driving towards the future by ensuring that the technology and process improvements designed by leadership are successfully implemented. Examples include Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence, etc.

 

 

Essential Functions

 

APAC Operations

  • Coordinate the central processing of accounting transactions for all countries within APAC region
  • Work with local and global accounting team members to ensure a successful and timely month-end close. Additionally, work with these team members to ensure statutory accounts are compliant with local regulation as well as global policy.
  • Provide timely P&L and B/S analysis and commentary to support global and regional reporting need.
  • Ensure that items are escalated to progressive levels of management as warranted
  • Handle internal & External Audits: Support Ops Compliance / Surveillance teams to avoid audit observations and findings.
  • Calculate and review internal and external KPIs to drive towards defined benchmarks and targets – publish according to an agreed schedule
  • Determine resourcing requirements for Accounting teams
  • Provide guidance to HR team on recruiting and onboarding of new hires
  • Continuously work to maintain and improve service levels across APAC region

Operational Excellence

  • Drive operational excellence in APAC according to the global finance vision, working to identify and implement process improvement and optimization initiatives
  • Ensure that process documentation and standard operating procedures are consistently up to date.
  • Further drive process standardization and harmonization across APAC and the globe
  • Implement use cases for process automation across end-to-end process

Leadership/management responsibilities/local impact

  • Manage and supervise the Accounting staff in New Delhi
  • Provide leadership and coaching to junior team members

Professional development, recruiting & talent planning

  • Determine resourcing requirements for three-year and annual plans
  • Identify training needs of the team and working with the GBS New Delhi Finance Leader and HR to formulate a plan meet the training needs
  • In conjunction with Local HR, reinforce communication on Professional Development, Career Development and Review/Compensation processes

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Management
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in the Finance process with an excellent understanding of the shared services setup for delivery and process transformation
  • 3 years’ experience in leadership roles.
  • Managerial experience including review, professional development, business planning, etc. This experience should be in the general accounting process within a shared service environment.
  • Deep understanding of general accounting activities and streams such as CAPEX, Cost accounting, Revenue, Cash management, Balance sheet reconciliation etc.
  • Demonstrated experience resolving complex employee relations issues
  • Proven ability to successfully manage a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize within a fast-paced, demanding environment.

Interpersonal, communication & teaming skills:

  • Ability to lead through ambiguity and act independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative style
  • Ability to work effectively with partners in a global environment
  • Ability to manage stakeholders effectively and independently
  • Working in a diverse, international environment and able to operate at multiple levels
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills: oral, written, and active listening.

Preferred

  • MBA or Master’s Degree
  • SAP implementation and usage experience.
  • Advance knowledge of MS Excel and basis knowledge of MS Access (Visual basics) and Macros are preferred

 

 

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